Saturday, November 30, 2013

Links to share...

Over at "A Woman Like Me" they shared a reminder I desperately needed right then. God is always watching out for me. I'm so grateful He has blessed me with so many angels in my life.

Over at "A Pen for Your Thoughts, they feature Sadie and Sophie, who created "A Woman Like Me."

Over at Michelle Levigne's blog, "Living Proof," she's spotlighting Desert Breeze author Saundra Staats McLemore:

J. Morgan made me laugh in his post "Born to be a Writer."

Writers In The Storm blogged about the Three Boxes to Avoid for the Holidays:

God bless.

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving...

Fitzgerald: Did you hear what our lady called us?
Ian: Cowards, I believe, was the word she used.
Richard: Your outrage is understandable but of little use.
Leo: We need to discover why her feathers are ruffled.
Benjamin: We need not look far.
Tim: Jack?
Jack: What?
Henry: What's he done now?"
Jack: I take exception to the implication--
Benjamin: Stubble it. She's working on "Grace's Possibilities."
Tim: And "Happy New Year?"
Henry: Yeah, but you're in final edits, Tim. No more surprises.
Richard: Benjamin, it's your story. What has it to do with Jack?
Benjamin: Care to explain, Jack? Or shall I?
Jack: It isn't my fault.
Lance: Which means you're involved, one way or another.
Fitzgerald: Indeed. Explain yourself, sir.
Ian: Is he… blushing?
Eric: He is. Didn't know he was capable.
Lance: Bummer to be so old and caught off guard--
Jack: I am not old.
Lance: You're in 1816. You're old.
Richard: Ignore him, Jack, and do tell.
Fitzgerald: Yes, do tell. What have you done?
Jack: You make more of it than it is.
Leo: You're a good man, Jack.
Benjamin: Indeed?
Fitzgerald: Ah. Plot twist.
Richard: Intriguing.
Benjamin: Out with it.
Jack: I do not understand all the fuss. I made an appearance.
Tim: That's it?
Henry: Hardly worth mentioning.
Benjamin: Except he wasn't supposed to appear in MY book.
Jack: It does not last overlong. I promise.
Benjamin: I'll believe it when I see it.
Fitzgerald: Shall we note the possible duration in the betting books?
Leo: Our lady would take exception.
Fitzgerald: Not if she doesn't know. What?
George: You forget who she is. She'll know. Before we do.
Leo: We've surprised her a time or two.
Benjamin: Best to not annoy her.
Richard: Not any more than she already is, at any rate.
Jack: Precisely. She'll land you in places you never intended.
Henry: She does that anyway.
Richard: Truer words were never spoken.
Benjamin: Then she reveals your every secret.
Fitzgerald: Which explains your foul mood.
George: Gentlemen, we are at her mercy.
Richard: It behooves us to tread lightly.
Ian: At least we are assured she favors HEAs.
Leo: For the most part.
George: It's all right, Leo. I'm content. I turned out much better than when I first appeared.
Lance: Sounds like a story.
George: For another day.
Tim: In the meantime, we'll wish our lady's readers a Happy Thanksgiving.
Fitzgerald: Thanksgiving? What is this Thanksgiving?
Henry: An American holiday to thank God for all our blessings.
Eric: George Washington proclaimed, November 26th, 1789, the first national thanksgiving celebration, "as a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God."
Jack: Celebrations of thanksgiving date back much earlier.
Benjamin: Attempting a distraction?
Ian: Is it working?
Henry: It's a busy time. It might be considerate if we allow our lady's readers to be about their business.
George: God bless.
ALL: Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Decided to explore a little family history...

If you go back far enough, you'll find a Budge in there.

Having attended many a Highland Game, I know the Budges tie in with the McDonalds. But I didn't know much more than that. This last weekend, I decided to explore on my own.

This is what I discovered:

God bless the internet. So much cool stuff is accessible at my fingertips.

I love the clan motto:

I am prepared to destroy evil.

Who knew it was in my blood?

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Newest book cover...

The book will be released December 21st. Carol Fiorillo created another beautiful cover.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


I'm working on the final edit for Saving Lisa Book 3 in The Silver Locket Sisterhood series. Release date is December 21st.

For your bit of beauty of the day, this rose was in my front yard last spring:

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Links for the week...

Patricia Johns shares a little bit of Christmas...

Robert DuBois shares his book Powerful Peace on his blog. I took the opportunity to read it chapter by chapter as he posted it.

God bless.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Over on FB... author page received another Like. Something worth celebrating. So I shared a paragraph from the rough draft of Happy New Year?

It wasn't the first time he'd planned to ask a woman out. It wasn't even the first time he was asking the same one. In fact, it was becoming a habit. He'd ask. She'd decline. Since the first day he met her. Each time, he'd let it slide and continue sitting with her in church. He'd ask again, and she'd decline again. After three months, could he be classified as a stalker?

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day...

Thank you to all who have served.

Freedom isn't free.

May God bless you and your families.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

This week's links to share...

J. Morgan interviews Gwen Phifer, a book cover artist:

Beth Trissel shared the following link to The History Kitchen and the recipe to Raspberry Cordial as found in Anne of Green Gables, a book I didn't discover until I was in my 30s and loved.

Writers In The Storm shares more legality information:

 Genesis 5020 shares book reviews and inspiration:

Tom Sileo writes The Unknown Soldiers blog. He shares a post every Friday telling the story of our soldiers and their families you won't read anywhere else. God bless them.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Book cover debate...

I'm writing a series of novellas taking place in Holiday, USA. This is a whole new experience for me.

The first book is Happy New Year?

Sometimes, I'm too close to a project, so I'm seeking advice from my readers. Which cover do you prefer? Why? Please feel free to offer suggestions.



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Yesterday's conversation on FB...

Jack: Where's James?
Benjamin: Published. Where have you been?
Jack: Acquainting myself with our newest arrivals.
Richard: Quite the horde.
Tim: No need to be insulting.
Fitzgerald: No insult intended.
Henry: Hazards of language changing through the ages.
Leo: Indeed.
Jack: Who's next?
Fitzgerald: I've heard it's a race to the finish.
Richard: Do tell.
Benjamin: A short story, a novella, and a contemporary are neck and neck… and neck.
Jack: Intriguing.
Fitzgerald: Entertaining.
Jack: Who are our competitors?
Eric: I'm the contemporary.
Leo: I'm the short.
Tim: I'm the novella.
Ian: Fascinating.
Jack: All through Desert Breeze?
Tim: I'm too short.
Jack: Our lady is adding more adventure to her life.
Fitzgerald: Honestly, the last thing she needs is more adventure.
Richard: From my observations, she can't help herself.
Eric: True enough.
Jack: Godspeed gentlemen.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

This week's links to share...

One of my good friends (so grateful for blogging) shared the following link:
I may need to take drumming lessons.

I loved Jennifer Slattery's post on rethinking failure:

God bless.

Friday, November 1, 2013